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Accrington Stanley 0-0 Oxford United

Oxford survived a late Accrington onslaught to take a point from their game against League Two's bottom club.

Kal Naismith's first-half shot was saved by Oxford's Ryan Clarke, before James Constable's header almost put the visitors ahead.

Dave Kitson nodded wide of the post after the break before James Beattie's Accrington pushed for a late winner.

Clarke almost fumbled a cross over his own line, but easily dealt with Lee Naylor's free-kick in stoppage time.

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Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm very happy with a point. We had chances to win the game, but we would have taken a point before it.

"Oxford are a very good side and I can see them causing a lot of problems for a lot of teams in this league.

"We were very good today, looked a lot more solid, and our shape was better. The lads are disappointed, which is a great sign for me."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 27NaylorBooked at 61mins
  • 2Murphy
  • 5Aldred
  • 6Winnard
  • 11Naismith
  • 4Joyce
  • 9WebberSubstituted forRichardsonat 71'minutes
  • 17GraySubstituted forMcCartanat 88'minutes
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forHatfieldat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dunbavin
  • 7McCartan
  • 8Richardson
  • 10Hatfield
  • 12Miller
  • 18Carver
  • 20Windass

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13Hunt
  • 3NeweyBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wright
  • 19MullinsSubstituted forWilliamsat 47'minutes
  • 4Raynes
  • 16WhingBooked at 90mins
  • 17Rose
  • 8KitsonBooked at 90mins
  • 9Constable
  • 7RiggBooked at 26mins

Substitutes

  • 10Smalley
  • 14Hall
  • 15Williams
  • 21Crocombe
  • 34Bevans
  • 35O'Dowda
  • 37Ruffles
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
1,476

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Oxford United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Oxford United 0.

  3. Booking

    Andrew Whing (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Whing (Oxford United).

  6. Booking

    Dave Kitson (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Naylor (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Booking

    Tom Newey (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Newey (Oxford United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces James Gray.

  13. Post update

    Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dave Kitson (Oxford United).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Will Hatfield replaces Piero Mingoia.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Raynes (Oxford United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Constable (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.